John Howard Payne (Henry B. Walthall) leaves home and begins a career in the theater.
Run time 55 min.Producer H.E. Aitken, D.W. GriffithProduction Company Majestic Motion Picture CompanyAudio/Visual sound, black & whiteContact Information www.k-otic.com
Despite encouragement from his mother and his sweetheart (Lillian Gish), Payne begins to lead a life of dissolute habits, and this soon leads to ruin and misery.
In deep despair, he thinks of better days, and writes a song that later provides inspiration to several others in their own times of need.